Charlotte Philby is a writer and reporter at The Independent, currently based on the news desk after six years on the Saturday magazine. She has been shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and has also written for cultural magazines including Dazed & Confused and NYLON and contributed to several books, among them a biography of French street artist Blek Le Rat. A mother and born-and-bred Londoner, she spends most of her free time working on her first crime fiction novel.
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28 November 2012 10:52 AM
Exclusive: The man who conducted possibly the most famous political interview in television history, David Frost, now 73, gives his views on press freedom and British politics
25 November 2012 05:07 PM
28-year-old property developer-cum-cameleer is selling 14 of the animals in total
24 November 2012 12:00 AM
The Scottish National Party has been left red-faced after being fooled by a hoax Twitter account for Sir Ian Blair.
22 November 2012 06:23 PM
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling's plans to use payment-by-results to boost prisoner rehabilitation won't work because the success of such programmes is so difficult to monitor, according to the peer once tasked with overhauling Britain's prison system.
19 November 2012 07:15 PM
When Jack Green was four years old, he told his mother 'God made a mistake, I should have been a girl'.
From Pauncefoot to Patel and Piotrowski: Traditional surnames are becoming extinct because of immigration, research shows
18 November 2012 12:18 PM
Patel and Piotrowski are now more common surnames in the UK than Pauncefoot, new research shows.
13 November 2012 11:03 AM
Writers of The Thick of It have been credited with creating the Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year. ‘Omnishambles’ is defined as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations”.
13 November 2012 12:00 AM
Gay executives running Britain’s leading companies should come out of the closet to provide “visible senior role-models” to gay colleagues, a campaigner has said.
12 November 2012 12:00 AM
Women make up just 6 per cent of managing directors in the City of London, new research has shown on the eve of a landmark vote to enforce gender equality in the workplace across Europe.
11 November 2012 12:01 PM
The 1,500 volunteer nurses who lost their lives during the world wars could finally be honoured with a permanent memorial, thanks to campaign by former colleagues.
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